Sunday, November 10, 2013

Next event...Saturday December 14...Christmas Bird Count!


Our next event is the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14th, dawn until dusk or later. 
 If you are interested in participating please contact Tom Ziebell
 Good Luck to all!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Snow Geese



Photos of Snow Geese that have been seen on the west side of Oshkosh since the last week of October.
(pictures from Jim Rudolph, Thanks Rudy!)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Next meeting/event...Tuesday, November 5th at 7 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th at 7 p.m. at Evergreen in the Rowland Room.  We will discuss and plan the events and meetings for 2014.  Bring your ideas!  


After the October breakfast at Two Brothers (10 members attended) several of us (6 in all) went to the Sheldon Nature Area to bird.  We spent 2 1/2 hours birding there.  We saw a Cooper's Hawk. a sedge wren, several yellow bellied sapsuckers, flickers, goldfinches, chickadees, cardinals, kinglets, 6 species of thrushes, yellow-rumped warblers, downy and hairy woodpeckers, blue jays, 3 species of sparrows, and a house wren and more.










Thursday, May 2, 2013

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret at Green Valley Road Ponds (second year in a row)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2013 Events

Sunday, January 13 - 7:45 am, Meet at the WeatherVane Restaurant in Menasha for breakfast, meeting and then birding Neenah-Menasha hotspots

Tuesday, February 5 - 7:00 pm, Evergreen, Rowland Room - Meeting and program to be determined

February 15 - 18 - Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, March 16 - 8:00 am, Breakfast at Pilora's Cafe, Main St. - Oshkosh, a short meeting and then birding for early migrants

Tuesday, April 2 - 7:00 pm, Evergreen, Rowland Room - Meeting and Bluebird Research Reports by Ripon College students

Saturday, May 4 - Oshkosh BirdFest - Menominee Park

Tuesday, May 7 - 7:00 pm, Evergreen, Rowland Room - Meeting and May Bird Count preparation

Saturday, May 11 - May Bird Count Day

Saturday, June 8 - Birding Rush Lake area, lunch at Jasper's in Pickett, meeting

July - Picnic and short meeting

Sunday, August 18 - 8:00 am, joint field trip with WSO, birding at Horicon Marsh, lunch and meeting

Tuesday, September 3 - 7:00 pm, Evergreen, Rowland Room - Meeting and September Bird Count preparation

Saturday, September 21 - September Bird Count Day

Saturday, October 5 - 8 am - Meet at Two Brother's Restaurant and then birding locally.

Tuesday, November 5 - 7:00 pm, Evergreen, Rowland Room - Meeting and program to be determined

Tuesday, December 3 - 7:00 pm, Evergreen, Rowland Room - Meeting and Christmas Bird Count preparation and planning for 2014

Saturday, December 14 - Christmas Bird Count Day



Bird Count Dates

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Oshkosh Christmas Bird Count
December 15, 2012

Observers:  22
Location: Fifteen-mile diameter area, center at the intersection of US 41 & 21, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Sky: Cloudy with light rain all day.
Wind: SE 8-13 mph.
Temperature: +41 to +43 F.
Ground: 0 inch of snow.
Water: Lakes, rivers and streams open with a few frozen spots.
Hours: 07:00 to 18:00
Total Party Hours: 94.0 (38.0 car, 6.0 foot, 50.0 feeders)
Total Party Miles: 383.5 (380.0 car, 3.5 foot)
Total Individuals: 13,687
Total Species: 71


Canada Goose 1,327
Cackling Goose 5
Tundra Swan  9
Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck 6
Mallard 845
Northern Shoveler 2
Northern Pintail 1
Redhead 1
Ring-necked Duck 3
Scaup Species 3
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 16
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 10
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 11
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Wild Turkey 180
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 9
Northern Harrier 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 10
Red-tailed Hawk 24
Rough-legged Hawk 2
American Kestrel 10
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Coot 4
Sandhill Crane 1
Ring-billed Gull 1,282
Herring Gull 435
Glaucous Gull 1
Large Larus Species 2,150
Rock Pigeon 368
Mourning Dove 495
Eastern Screech Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 4
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 29
Hairy Woodpecker 13
Blue Jay 87
American Crow 342
Horned Lark 8
Black-capped Chickadee 140
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 41
Brown Creeper 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 6
European Starling 4,445
Cedar Waxwing 55
American Tree Sparrow 369
Song Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 108
Snow Bunting 8
Northern Cardinal 90
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Purple Finch 1
House Finch 107
White-winged Crossbill 25
Common Redpoll 16
Pine Siskin 134
American Goldfinch 139
House Sparrow 246


Seen during the count week: Northern Shrike.

Compiled by Tom Ziebell.